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Ana Fernandes

Associate Principal Consultant, Europe

Ana Fernandes

Ana is a Portuguese senior HR consultant with expertise in governance, rule of law and justice, health, equality and diversity, public financial management, revenue and taxation, statistics, trade facilitation, private sector development, investment and PPPs, climate change and water sectors.

Ana has 20 years international experience in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa in HR consultancy assignments for government, multilateral and inter-governmental institutions, non-profits and for purpose organizations. She brings extensive experience in providing strategic and operational HR advice to clients, including workforce planning, HR strategy and policies, organisational design and development, recruitment, talent management, performance management systems, L&D, and institutional strengthening initiatives.

Ana joined Oxford HR in 2017 and has been working on senior-level appointments, unique combination skills and hard-to-fill roles in Asia and globally as well as on HR consultancies for key clients.

Ana holds a Master’s in human resources management and development, focusing on International Development, from the University of Manchester (UK) and she is MCIPD accredited professional with CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel Management) in the UK, a recognized HR certification worldwide.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach in Human Resources Management, especially in international development. As professionals we need to work in close partnership with client organisations to devise appropriate best fit HR solutions that are congruent with the unique circumstances of the organization, including its culture, operational processes, and the environment they operate. Only HR strategies that consider the particular needs of both the organization and its people are sustainable.

View Ana's recent placements

IRRI

Director of Finance / Philippines

Recent Appointments
2021-10-13T14:13:05+00:00

Director of Finance / Philippines

IRRI
IRRI

Regional Representative SEA / Thailand

Recent Appointments
2021-10-13T14:15:14+00:00

Regional Representative SEA / Thailand

IRRI
Green Climate Fund

Evaluation Specialist / South Korea

Recent Appointments
2021-10-13T14:18:16+00:00

Evaluation Specialist / South Korea

Green Climate Fund
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“On the whole I have been impressed with the quality and calibre of candidates Oxford HR have presented us with and their ability to cast a wide global trawl that wrings out candidates who may not be currently looking, giving us a more solid pool of individuals to consider. I wholeheartedly recommend their services”

Ola Fajobi

Director - Global Human Resources & Organizational Development

Oxford HR
2019-10-23T08:53:58+00:00

Ola Fajobi

Director - Global Human Resources & Organizational Development

“On the whole I have been impressed with the quality and calibre of candidates Oxford HR have presented us with and their ability to cast a wide global trawl that wrings out candidates who may not be currently looking, giving us a more solid pool of individuals to consider. I wholeheartedly recommend their services”
"Thibaut is a very experienced and focused HR professional. He is very passionate and committed to what he does which makes him a pleasure to work with.

Thibaut's ability to source and match client needs with high calibre candidates is certainly noteworthy. He is open and transparent in his communication throughout the recruitment process which helps in managing expectations."

Deeply Khanna

Senior Director, Smart Power for Rural Development

Thailand, Rockerfeller Foundation

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:34:44+00:00

Deeply Khanna

Senior Director, Smart Power for Rural Development

Thailand, Rockerfeller Foundation

"Thibaut is a very experienced and focused HR professional. He is very passionate and committed to what he does which makes him a pleasure to work with. Thibaut's ability to source and match client needs with high calibre candidates is certainly noteworthy. He is open and transparent in his communication throughout the recruitment process which helps in managing expectations."
"We found Oxford HR’s role throughout the process extremely useful. They took on board our recommendations and then crafted a recruitment strategy that enabled us to hire a strong Head of Programmes.

The calibre of candidates overall was strong. And the level of communication, candidate insight and advice offered was highly beneficial. Given that we had previously tried to recruit to this role, unsuccessfully, we were incredibly pleased with the result of our relationship with Oxford HR."

Derek Bardowell

Senior Head of UK Portfolio, Big Lottery Fund

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:40:08+00:00

Derek Bardowell

Senior Head of UK Portfolio, Big Lottery Fund

"We found Oxford HR’s role throughout the process extremely useful. They took on board our recommendations and then crafted a recruitment strategy that enabled us to hire a strong Head of Programmes. The calibre of candidates overall was strong. And the level of communication, candidate insight and advice offered was highly beneficial. Given that we had previously tried to recruit to this role, unsuccessfully, we were incredibly pleased with the result of our relationship with Oxford HR."
"I had a fantastic experience with Oxford HR, particularly with Ana Filipa Fernandes. The first interview conducted by Oxford HR allowed me to understand the Big Lottery Fund and how I could potentially contribute my skills, knowledge and experience to the organisation.

Oxford HR went out of its way to ensure that as a candidate, I was valued and respected as a professional and as a human being and this meant a lot to me. The experience is the best I have ever had with recruitment companies."

Asayya Imaya

Appointed Candidate, Big Lottery Fund

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:41:49+00:00

Asayya Imaya

Appointed Candidate, Big Lottery Fund

"I had a fantastic experience with Oxford HR, particularly with Ana Filipa Fernandes. The first interview conducted by Oxford HR allowed me to understand the Big Lottery Fund and how I could potentially contribute my skills, knowledge and experience to the organisation. Oxford HR went out of its way to ensure that as a candidate, I was valued and respected as a professional and as a human being and this meant a lot to me. The experience is the best I have ever had with recruitment companies."
"Congrataulations for your appointment as the group CEO for Oxford HR - one of the most respected and successful recruitment agencies of our times that serves the civil society sector.

Having recruited through Oxford HR, I have spent 3 years with Hivos. It has been a great experience for me with Hivos in Jakarta and being part of the global management team overseeing the change process."

Biranchi

 

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:43:01+00:00

Biranchi

 

"Congrataulations for your appointment as the group CEO for Oxford HR - one of the most respected and successful recruitment agencies of our times that serves the civil society sector. Having recruited through Oxford HR, I have spent 3 years with Hivos. It has been a great experience for me with Hivos in Jakarta and being part of the global management team overseeing the change process."
“Oxford HR provided me accurate information about the scope of the work and also key priorities that I need to focus on in the job. It explained IRRI’s ambition and objectives and what is expected from me. I had been satisfied with all the information and also the way Oxford HR interacted throughout the process. I had tremendous support all the way for which I am very thankful.”

Yurdi Yasmi

South East Asia Representative, IRRI

Oxford HR
2020-06-22T08:21:14+00:00

Yurdi Yasmi

South East Asia Representative, IRRI

“Oxford HR provided me accurate information about the scope of the work and also key priorities that I need to focus on in the job. It explained IRRI’s ambition and objectives and what is expected from me. I had been satisfied with all the information and also the way Oxford HR interacted throughout the process. I had tremendous support all the way for which I am very thankful.”
“We received excellent and timely support from Oxford HR throughout the entire process. Each step was simple and clear, and it was evident from the outset that it was a real team effort. From the time taken to explore and understand our recruitment brief to keeping us informed about progress, supporting the interview process and through to post-appointment advice, we found it a comprehensive and invaluable service.”

Tim Woodfine

Board member, Sahara Conservation Fund

Oxford HR
2020-06-22T08:39:22+00:00

Tim Woodfine

Board member, Sahara Conservation Fund

“We received excellent and timely support from Oxford HR throughout the entire process. Each step was simple and clear, and it was evident from the outset that it was a real team effort. From the time taken to explore and understand our recruitment brief to keeping us informed about progress, supporting the interview process and through to post-appointment advice, we found it a comprehensive and invaluable service.”
"The Oxford HR team were excellent; diligent and professional, with clear communication and understanding of NLR"

Asken Singa

Executive Director, No Leprosy Remains

Oxford HR
2020-10-27T14:12:02+00:00

Asken Singa

Executive Director, No Leprosy Remains

"The Oxford HR team were excellent; diligent and professional, with clear communication and understanding of NLR"
Hasin highly recommends Oxford HR, for their ability to utilise their strong network of candidates to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.

Hasin Jahan

Country Director Bangladesh, Practical Action

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:32:31+00:00

Hasin Jahan

Country Director Bangladesh, Practical Action

Hasin highly recommends Oxford HR, for their ability to utilise their strong network of candidates to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
"Our organisation is a little unusual, and our requirements can be challenging to meet. But Oxford HR is a trusted partner who is able to represent and sell GFP to attract the right talent. The proof of Oxford HR’s approach is evidenced by the qualities of each new team member they have helped us to recruit, and the significant contribution they are able to make to our mission"

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:33:56+00:00

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

"Our organisation is a little unusual, and our requirements can be challenging to meet. But Oxford HR is a trusted partner who is able to represent and sell GFP to attract the right talent. The proof of Oxford HR’s approach is evidenced by the qualities of each new team member they have helped us to recruit, and the significant contribution they are able to make to our mission"
"The search expertise that the Oxford HR team have demonstrated through each recruitment for us is consistently generating a higher standard of applications, from directions GFP alone could not reach, and with nuanced filtering tailored to Oxford HR’s deep understanding of our technical needs and organisational culture."

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:35:02+00:00

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

"The search expertise that the Oxford HR team have demonstrated through each recruitment for us is consistently generating a higher standard of applications, from directions GFP alone could not reach, and with nuanced filtering tailored to Oxford HR’s deep understanding of our technical needs and organisational culture."
"I needed a lot of confidence and assurance and Oxford HR helped me through this process"

Syon Niyogi

Corporate Services Director, IWMI

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:37:33+00:00

Syon Niyogi

Corporate Services Director, IWMI

"I needed a lot of confidence and assurance and Oxford HR helped me through this process"
“They [Oxford HR] were very encouraging in their approach, giving very positive vibes about the recruitment process ahead, instead of recruitment firms who think it’s good to keep candidates in the dark and be pessimistic in their communication.. once I started moving to the next rounds they were always there to advise and guide me giving me the necessary visibility, transparency, guidance & prompt feedbacks which as a candidate, were so important for me.”

Angshu Sengupta

Director of Finance, IRRI

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:39:09+00:00

Angshu Sengupta

Director of Finance, IRRI

“They [Oxford HR] were very encouraging in their approach, giving very positive vibes about the recruitment process ahead, instead of recruitment firms who think it’s good to keep candidates in the dark and be pessimistic in their communication.. once I started moving to the next rounds they were always there to advise and guide me giving me the necessary visibility, transparency, guidance & prompt feedbacks which as a candidate, were so important for me.”
"Toby's HR expertise gives him the confirmation whether a candidate is right or not for the role.”

Muna Eltahir

Country Director Sudan, Practical Action

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:41:40+00:00

Muna Eltahir

Country Director Sudan, Practical Action

"Toby's HR expertise gives him the confirmation whether a candidate is right or not for the role.”
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